Updated 26 November 2015

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Could bananas cure the flu?

Research suggests that BanLec, the substance found in bananas, could someday ward off a number of viruses, including the flu.

Is it a cold or an allergy?

It's that time of year when a runny nose could be caused by either allergies or a cold. Here's how to tell what's causing your symptoms.

Little evidence that pandemic flu drugs actually work

Governments worldwide stockpiled flu drugs for pandemic flu outbreaks, but there is little evidence to indicate how effective that approach was.

If there is something else you'd like to know about Colds & Flu, pop a question to our Flu expert!



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Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist

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